Jaromir Jagr

Jagr now sixth in NHL scoring

Jaromir Jagr tallied two assists on Thursday night, moving him into sixth all time on the NHL scoring list.

His first assist of the night gave him 1,756 points in his career.

He later added point No. 1,757 with an assist on an empty-netter as time expired.

Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Gordie Howe, Ron Francis and Marcel Dionne are ahead of Jagr on the list.

Recap: Devils 6, Flyers 4

Result: The Devils (1-0-0-0) opened the 2014-15 season with a 6-4 win over the Flyers in Philadelphia on Thursday night.

Need to know:  Danius Zubrus scored at the 7:13 mark of the third period to break a 4-4 tie as the Devils won a wild opener over the Flyers.

The Devils had led 3-0 midway through the second period thanks to a first period goal from Michael Ryder and goals from Adam Henrique and Mike Cammalleri in the second period. That 3-0 lead disappeared in the final five minutes of the second period as the Flyers scored three times, two of the goals coming from Wayne Simmonds.

The Devils took a 4-3 lead on a Patrick Elias goal before Philly tied it up with a Vincent Lecavalier strike. Zubros’ goal, off assists from Henrique and Ryfer, proved to be the difference. Cammalleri added his second goal with a minute left to seal the game.

Cory Schneider made 34 saves on 38 shots for the Devils.

Links:  Recap | Gameview

Next up: The Devils are at the Florida Panthers on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Devils set 23-man roster

Veteran forward Jordin Tootoo signed with the Devils Tuesday and was on the 23-man roster released by the club. (Devils, Oct. 7).

NJ.com also reported the team asked veteran Scott Gomez to remain with the club unsigned and assigned defenseman Peter Harrold to Albany. Rookie defenseman Damon Severson made the roster.

The Devils open the season with a four-game road trip, starting with the opener Thursday at Philadelphia. After games at Florida, Tampa Bay and Washington, the Devils’ play their home opener Saturday Oct. 18 against San Jose.

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Ryan Carter signs with Wild

Ryan Carter signed a two-way deal with the Minnesota Wild.

Carter was in camp with the Devils and turned down an offer from New Jersey this summer (Gulitti, Oct. 6).

Carter’s deal is worth $735,000 with the Wild.

Janssen, others, on waivers

The Devils have placed Cam Janssen on waiver.

The team also placed Steve Bernier and Peter Harrol on waivers.

The team is trying to cut the roster down to 25 players in anticipation of final rosters due on Tuesday at 5 p.m.